With gratefulness for the generosity of the family of Delmer “Gene” Fulk, there has been an exciting addition to the platform at the Prairie Heritage Center. Observation binoculars have been placed on the top deck of the platform. Many thanks to the Delmer “Gene” Fulk family for making this possible!
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We are sad to announce that our trick-or-treat at the parks event has be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it is one of our favorite events, we are most concerned with the health and well being of our community and our visitors. Thank you for understanding…we look forward to trick-or-treating in the parks in 2021!
Did you know that the Conservation Board manages 25 different areas?! We are glad to be able to provide the citizens and visitors of O’Brien County with the opportunity to visit each one of these locations and enjoy time spent outside. Check out our Annual Report and brochures for more information!
O’Brien County will be offering a bounty of $35.00 per tail for beavers taken during the 2020 – 2021 trapping season. The maximum that will be paid out is $5,000.00. Beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5660 460th St., Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The first Monday that you may bring them to the shop is November 9, 2020. Here are the guidelines: Beaver(s) must be taken in O’Brien County between
An exciting opportunity for youth to get involved in outdoor activities will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is partnering with Mark’s Pump Sales & Service and the O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club to host a Youth Pheasant Hunt at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center. Participants will arrive at 4270 Roosevelt Avenue at 8:00 a.m. on October 24. The warm up trap shoot will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mentors will then take youth
The O’Brien County Conservation Board will be holding a hunter safety field day on September 12, 2020 at the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center. Visit https://register-ed.com/events/view/161776 to register for this course!
The O’Brien County Conservation Board would like to sincerely thank Amanda Monroe-Rubendall and UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s for their very generous donation of life jackets and a life jacket stand for Mill Creek Park! Paullina Building Center donated the lumber used to build the stand. These life jackets will be kept near the beach area and can be used by the public at any time. Borrow a life jacket and return it when you are done!
The long-awaited opening of Douma Park has finally arrived! The park rangers and contractors have done an amazing job on the upgrade. Visitors will hardly believe that it is the same park! The shower facility is an outstanding addition to the park. This amenity alone will transform the park into a modern, attractive location. Be sure to check out the registration station located under the awning between the front doors for your camping envelopes and other information. Spacious campsites have
The Prairie Heritage Center is entering another phase of reopening. Beginning July 11, 2020, we will again be welcoming guests on Saturdays between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcome Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We have developed some guidelines to help us ensure the safety of all of our guests, and they are posted below. Come see us!
Most people are familiar with one or two areas that the conservation board manages. This summer there is an opportunity to explore more! The “Get to Know the Conservation Board Areas” activity will give you a guided plan to check out 19 of the 25 areas managed by the conservation board. Download the form or email us and we will send a form to you. Head out to visit each of the sites. There are GPS coordinates and a clue